Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director: Artis—Naples
Principal Guest Conductor: Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi
Now in his fifth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued artistic growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Andrey has commissioned several new works including orchestral pieces by Fazil Say and Giya Kancheli, as well as a fantasy for violin and orchestra by Gabriel Prokofiev titled Olga’s Miniatures. This piece was inspired by an exhibition at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum featuring the art collection of the great American philanthropist, patron and collector, Olga Hirshhorn. In the 2019-20 season, Andrey Boreyko will become the new Artistic and Music Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
A popular guest conductor with major orchestras across the globe, Andrey’s 2018-19 season started with a tour with the Filarmonica della Scala and his engagements this season include the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica Nazionale Rai, Sinfonia Varsovia, Seattle Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and the Toronto and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Further ahead, he will conduct Salzburg Mozarteum, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Frankfurter Museums-Gesellschaft, and Dresden Philharmonic.
Over the past few seasons, orchestras with which Andrey has worked have included Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Royal Concertgebouw, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, London Symphony, Philharmonia and Rotterdam Philharmonic. In North America, he has conducted the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.
A passionate advocate for lesser-known works, Boreyko championed compositions by Victoria Borisova-Ollas in an extensive concert and recording project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra last season. As part of the Prague Spring Festival 2018, Boreyko conducted the Prague Symphony Orchestra in a rendition of Jan Novak’s Dido and, this season, conducts Zdeněk Fibich’s rarely performed Vodnik. He returned to Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in February 2018 with a performance of Valentin Silvestrov’s Requiem for Larissa.
From 2012, Andrey was Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique — a post he held with great commitment for five years, expanding the orchestra’s activities nationally and internationally, including an annual performance in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. His first position in Europe was as Chief Conductor of Poznan Philharmonic. He has also held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of which he is now Honorary Conductor), Hamburger Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony and Berner Symphonieorchester, as well as Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker (2009-14)
Andrey also received the “Best concert program of the season” award — given for the most innovative concert programming — from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband in three consecutive seasons, which makes him the first in the history of the prize.